Singing guitarist

Robbie Lesiuk

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About Robbie

I am a solo guitarist and singer with a folky, fingerpicking style, performing music from the 50s to the present day.
Singing guitarist
Glasgow
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Over twenty years of experience in the music industry has seen Robbie perform all over the UK as a multi-instrumentalist, from Lerwick to Brighton. As a recording engineer he has produced critically acclaimed records for musician and film-maker Adam Stafford amongst others. His own debut solo album was warmly received when released in late 2013. He currently performs mainly as a solo guitarist and singer. His style stems mainly from a gently, folky, fingerpicking technique, but he has wide repertoire to suit many different venues and events.

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Robbie's Reviews

From Encore customers:

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Jacqueline C
29 days ago
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5 out of 5

Robbie was amazing, really enjoyed his set. Great eclectic range of songs, and his voice is super.

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Stuart W
1 month ago
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5 out of 5

Robbie was incredible. Everyone that attended raved about him. From the first minute, he had our guests in the palm of his had. I'm so glad Robbie ended up being the artist I had for our night. Thanks again Robbie. Fantastic professionalism and performance!!!!

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Iain G
7 months ago
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5 out of 5

Robbie was truly amazing on our special day and everyone who came to our wedding complimented us on our choice of singer. Highly recommended, went above and beyond and nothing was any bother to him. His singing was spot on and music choice was fantastic for our wedding. I would not search any further as you won’t be disappointed with Robbie!

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Magdalene R
8 months ago
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5 out of 5

Robbie was brilliant our clients really enjoyed themselves.Thanks Robbie.

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Fergus A
7 years ago

Great job playing tonight. You read the vibe well to set a glorious ambience! Good volume, pitch perfect singing and nice guitaring. Love your style, thanks!

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Ross M
7 years ago

I love listening to Robbie, I see why comparisons get made with John Martyn as his acoustic playing is top class and is my own opinion the most accomplished acoustic player in the area.

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Robbie's Song list

This is not a complete list of everything I can play, but it’s a good idea of what might be in a typical set list. I am always happy to include any specific songs you might want for your event.
Take On Me - Aha
Mama Mia - ABBA
Does Your Mother Know - ABBA
Summer Of 69 - Bryan Adams
Somewhere In My Heart - Aztec Camera
Yes Sir, I Can Boogie - Baccara
Pompei - Bastille
Help! - The Beatles
Norwegian Wood - The Beatles
Hey Jude - The Beatles
I Just Saw A Face - The Beatles
Thirteen - Big Star
All The Small Things - Blink 182
One Way Or Another - Blondie
Young At Heart - The Bluebells
Bonfire Heart - James Blunt
Skinny Love - Bon Iver
Ashes to Ashes - David Bowie
Heroes - David Bowie
Ziggy Stardust - David Bowie
Auld Lang Syne - Robert Burns
Rhinestone Cowboy - Glen Campbell
Wichita Lineman - Glen Campbell
Galveston - Glen Campbell
Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
Ring Of Fire - Johnny Cash
Belter - Gerry Cinnamon
Easy - The Commodores
(What A) Wonderful World - Sam Cooke
Bad Moon Rising - CCR
Have You Ever Seen The Rain - CCR
Lodi - CCR
Weather With You - Crowded House
Don’t Dream It’s Over - Crowded House
Breakfast At Tiffany’s - Deep Blue Something
Take Me Home, Country Roads - John Denver
Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright - Bob Dylan
Blowing In The Wind - Bob Dylan
Girl Of The North Country - Bob Dylan
Take It Easy - Eagles
Peaceful, Easy Feeling - Eagles
Hotel California - Eagles
The Galway Girl - Steve Earle
One Day Like This - Elbow
A Little Respect - Erasure
Bye Bye Love - The Everly Brothers
Blame It On Me - George Ezra
Budapest - George Ezra
Shotgun - George Ezra
Mykonos - Fleet Foxes
Dreams - Fleetwood Mac
Landslide - Fleetwood Mac
Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac
Everywhere - Fleetwood Mac
You’ve Got The Love - Florence And The Machine
Times Like These - Foo Fighters
Everlong - Foo Fighters
Pumped Up Kicks - Foster The People
Sledgehammer - Peter Gabriel
Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life) - Green Day
Isaiah - Noah Gunderson
That’s Entertainment - The Jam
Sit Down - James
Uptown Girl - Billy Joel
Rocket Man - Elton John
I’m Still Standing - Elton John
Riptide - Vance Joy
Mr Brightside - The Killers
Human - The Killers
Stand By Me - Ben E King
Waterloo Sunset - The Kinks
Sunny Afternoon - The Kinks
Love And Hate - Michael Kiwanuka
My Sharona - The Knack
Jolene - Ray LaMontagne
Trouble - Ray LaMontagne
Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper
Into Your Arms - The Lemonheads
Levitating - Dua Lipa
Ho-Hey - The Lumineers
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynrd Skynrd
American Pie - Don McLean
Caledonia - Dougie Maclean
It Must Be Love - Madness
May You Never - John Martyn
Over The Hill - John Martyn
I’m A Believer - The Monkees
What Am I Doing Hanging Round - The Monkees
Down Under - Men At Work
Overkill - Men At Work
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Crazy Love - Van Morrison
All The Young Dudes - Mott The Hoople
Little Lion Man - Mumford & Sons
Crazy - Willie Nelson
Candy - Paolo Nutini
New Shoes - Paolo Nutini
Pencil Full Of Lead - Paolo Nutini
Don’t Look Back In Anger - Oasis
She’s Electric - Oasis
Wonderwall - Oasis
Wagon Wheel - Old Crow Medicine Show
Oh Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison
Freefallin’ Tom Petty
I Won’t Back Down - Tom Petty
Mary Jane’s Last Dance - Tom Petty
California - Phantom Planet
Mustang Sally - Wilson Picket
Here Comes Your Man - Pixies
Such Great Heights - The Postal Service
The King Of Rock n’ Roll - Prefab Sprout
Burning Love - Elvia Presley
Don’t Be Cruel - Elvis Presley
Suspicious Minds - Elvis Presley
I Wanna Be Like You (Jungle Book) - Louis Prima
Rocks - Primal Scream
I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) -The Proclaimers
I’m On My Way - The Proclaimers
Life With You - The Proclaimers
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Losing My Religion - REM
High and Dry - Radiohead
Karma Police - Radiohead
Cannonball - Damien Rice
The Blower’s Daughter - Damien Rice
The Gambler - Kenny Rogers
Wild Horses - The Rolling Stones
Next To Me - Emeli Sandé
Secret Smile - Semisonic
The A Team - Ed Sheeran
Mrs Robinson - Simon and Garfunkel
The Boxer - Simon and Garfunkel
America - Simon and Garfunkel
Me and Julio Down By The School Yard - Paul Simon
Still Crazy After All These Years - Paul Simon
I Second That Emotion - Smokey Robinson And The Miracles
Keep On Running - Spencer Davis Group
Dancing In The Dark - Bruce Springsteen
Pulling Mussels (From The Shell) - Squeeze
Stuck In The Middle With You - Steeler’s Wheel
Dakota - Stereophonics
Local Boy In The Photograph - Stereophonics
The Joker - Steve Miller Band
Wild World - Cat Stevens
Handbags And Gladrags - Rod Stewart
Maggie May - Rod Stewart
Sparky’s Dream - Teenage Fanclub
My Girl - The Temptations
The Boys Are Back In Town - Thin Lizzie
2-4-6-8 Motorway - Tom Robinson Band
Cocain - Traditional
Nine Point Hammer - Traditional
You Are My Sunshine - Traditional
Handle With Care - The Travelling Wilburys
Route 66 - Bobby Troupe
Proud Mary - Tina Turner
Happy Together - The Turtles
One - U2
I Hope That I Don’t Fall In Love With You - Tom Waits
Fisherman’s Blues - The Waterboys
Ain't No Sunshine - Bill Withers
(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher - Jackie Wilson
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Harvest Moon - Neil Young
Heart Of Gold - Neil Young

Robbie's Prices

Last updated: 2024

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£100
Up to 1 hour£187.50
Up to 2 hours£375
Up to 3 hours£437.50
Customer questions

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

Small changes in timing shouldn’t be a problem. Just let me know about any changes and I’ll do my best to make sure things run smoothly.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

I am happy to play music through my PA system before and between sets, but please let me know in advance so I bring the correct cables. Music after my set is possible, but would likely incite an extra charge.

How much time do you need to set up?

Usually I need only 15-20 minutes from arrival to be ready to play. This might increase depending on venue access and distance to parking areas for loading.

Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?

I tend not to work from a specific setlist and always try to choose the songs I play from the reaction in the room. I am always happy to incorporate any specific songs you need for the event and take requests on the night whenever possible.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes. I am alway self contained in terms of instruments and equipment needed. Should the venue have an in house system that they prefer me to use, I am happy to liaise with them to make sure we have everything needed to make the night work.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Of course. I am happy to learn pretty much anything, given enough advance warning. There may be some songs I can’t play, perhaps due to the original being sung way out of my range or having an arrangement that will not work well in solo acoustic guitar. I’ll always do my best to make it work or find and suggest great alternatives.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

I am often complemented on my choice of songs and being able to set the right mood.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Too many to mention. I have performed all over the UK in all kinds of places, from regular music venues to country homes, converted churches, outdoor festivals, big stages and small. I have enough experience to cope with performing pretty much anywhere.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

I am very influenced by guitar-driven folk players like John Martin, Bert Jansch or Nick Drake. I listen to a wide variety of music though and am happy to try my hand at anything.

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

I have had performances recorded for BBC television and performed live on radio.
Musicianship
Genres:
Rock, Folk, Folk rock, Originals, Acoustic, Pop, Soul, Covers, Alternative rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Indie, Pop rock, Christmas, Light music, Vintage
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Event types:
Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Concert, Recording session, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Arranger, Audio engineer, Composer, Lyricist, Producer, Songwriter, Sound technician, Live looping
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